March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Bank promotion aids wildlife center

In conjunction with Calusa Bank’s grand opening celebration, a contest was held to donate $1,000 in the name of the winner for a local charity of choice. The winner was Cindy Skaggs from Skaggs Steel Construction. On behalf of Mrs. More...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Job fair coming up The Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte campus will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the center courtyard on the Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda. This free event is open to the public. More...

TEAM and Habitat Paint Your Heart Out event set for April 11

TEAM Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity will partner again to provide more than a half-dozen need-based homes in the greater Punta Gorda area with a facelift as a small army of volunteers take up paintbrushes on Saturday, April 11. More...

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Business News

DOES YOUR CORPORATE CULTURE REWARD THE LAZY BRAIN?

Humans are lazy thinkers. Although the brain comprises only about 2.5 percent of our body weight, it generally uses 20 percent of the body’s energy. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Don’t pour money down the drain

Continuously wasting money eventually creates deeply embedded bad money habits. Money wasted above one’s means results in debt and a destructive financial cycle. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Boot Camp secrets: The No. 1 way to be successful online

This is my final installment based on presentations made at attorney Mark Martella’s second annual Small Business Success Boot Camp, or SBSB, which I attended last month. More...

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra takes a personal approach to music in schools

What does a busy maestro do during a typical concert week? He might be poring over his scores; refining his interpretation, tempi and transitions; contemplating concert logistics; and meeting with musicians. More...

SAVE THE DATE

Banquet benefits Punta Gorda History Center As it works to develop a permanent archive for the community’s rich story, The Punta Gorda History Center will present “Come Back to the Hotel Charlotte Harbor, a journey to a time and place in More...

Article

Daughters of the American Revolution’s Charlotte Bay Chapter Punta Gorda donated $500 toward the effort to install a replica of the Vietnam Wall at Laishley Park. Retired Col. Richard Carr is chairing the program. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 9 P.M. Doc Martin: Driving Mr. More...

Foreign film series to resume

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy has announced the spring schedule for its Classic Foreign Film Series. Films are shown at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court Square, Punta Gorda. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

26178 Rampart Blvd., Punta Gorda

This beautifully remodeled pool home in Deep Creek greets you with a tiled, screened front entry that leads to a double-door entrance into the home. The entire residence has large, attractive ceramic tile and is very light and bright. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

FORT MYERS FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN A KNOCKOUT

Documentary about pro boxer Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy one of many highlights to 2015 festival

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO STEP INTO A BOXING RING AND punch another woman in the face? “It’s just another day in the office,” says professional boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy. More...

Turning Leaf presents ‘Sisters of Song’ at Kings Gate

With a sold-out performance in February, award-winning singer Valerie Sneade returns to the Kings Gate Golf Club with a new show that celebrates the harmonies of doo-wop, Motown and pop groups of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Southern greed rules at Florida Rep

I don’t care how much make-up or Botox you use: Greed makes you ugly. But it has never looked as good as it does in “Dividing the Estate,” where it’s a source of great conflict and much comedy. More...